Dirk Anger (Marvel)
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Dirk Anger is the Director of the Highest Anti Terrorist Effort (H.A.T.E.), and apparently oversees all operations aboard the Aeromarine (a reference to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier - but while the Helicarrier is essentially a flying aircraft carrier, the Aeromarine appears to consist of several submarines, bolted together, with rocket engines). Anger is fully aware that The Beyond Corporationę, which funds H.A.T.E., is the newest version of terrorist cell S.I.L.E.N.T. However, he simply doesn't care.
Anger is over ninety years old, but has, through chemical means ("H.A.T.E. has the best drugs"), an extended lifespan. It has been hinted that Anger has been married at least once, and that he has met Winston Churchill and bested him in a hula hoop contest.
Anger has a multitude of psychological issues, including misogyny, bulimia, alcoholism, nicotine addiction, depression, sadism and a fixation on a flowery house dress that may have belonged to his mother (in a scene reminiscent of Norman Bates). It is implied that his mother is in fact Andrea Dworkin, although this was made during an off-the-cuff comment. At one point he was fed chopped-up baby chicks through an intravenous tube; it is unknown whether this is a regular treatment. He has also raved (in Nextwave #6) that his wife, upon turning forty, refused to give in any longer to a fetish of his involving a wig, a chicken and a bathful of acid; she then apparently took all his money, painted everything pink, had him adopt 'a million screaming little snot-factory children', and went under the belief that her Womb would fall out should he touch her.
Dirk has been seen playing a bizarre form of Russian Roulette with a pistol larger than a semi-truck. The barrel curves back around to point at Dirk's seat.
Dirk Anger accidentally (and finally) committed suicide during his pursuit of the Nextwave squad. However, the Beyond Corporationę had installed a "Zombie Chip" in his brain, preventing him from dying, yet leaving him craving human brains. He apparently was completely destroyed when he ordered his aeromarine to ram Nextwave's ship into Beyond's floating city, claiming to the aeromarine crew that he "reinvented suicide as a group activity. Go me."
First Appearance: Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. (2006) #1
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Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. (2006)
#7 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
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